Jamie Kaplan ties a career high with 20 points as the Green Wave open 2-0 for the fourth-straight season
Senior Grayson claims third-team all-state recognition, sophomore Blagg named honorable-mention
Green Wave claim program victory No. 600, advance to face Arkansas on Sunday in Fayetteville
Photos By Parker Waters
2012-13: Played in 19 games as a true freshman...averaged 1.3 points and 2.6 rebounds per game...had five or more rebounds on five occasions, including a season-best nine vs UNC-Wilmington (12/2)...scored a season-high four points on 2-of-2 shooting vs Western Michigan (11/24)...tallied assists vs Louisiana Tech (11/9), at UNC-Wilmington, at LSU (12/9), vs Eastern Michigan (12/29) and at SMU (2/28)...posted steals at Southern (11/16), vs Auburn (11/28) and at LSU.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Bob Jones High for coach Tim Miller...named a three-star recruit, received an 88 scout grade and was ranked the No. 45 wing nationally by ESPN.com while claiming the No. 4 prospect in the state by BamaPrepGirls.com...helped lead the Patriots to a combined 98-13 overall record with three consecutive District 6A Area 15 titles, a state championship as a junior in 2011 and a pair of state runner-up finishes...named second-team all-state and second-team Huntsville Times Elite her final two prep seasons...averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds as a senior when she claimed state and regional all-tournament honors...as a junior, averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds, including 15-point, six-rebound, one-block, one-steal performance in the state championship-game win over Hoover...named MVP of the Regional Tournament and claimed state all-tournament recognition...also selected to participate in the 2011 Alabama All-Star Game where she had seven points and a team-best eight rebounds in helping the North defeat the South, 79-41...in AAU action, Jones played two years for the Southern Starz where she helped the team win the Super Regional Championship and finish runner-up in the state each of the last two seasons...in 2010, she helped the Starz finish 11th in the nation, fifth in the Sophomore Showcase and third in the FILA Nationals 17U Division while winning the AAU D2 National Championship and AAU Super Regional titles in 2011...also lettered twice in track and field where she finished third in the long jump during the 2011 state meet and was selected to the all-metro team...off the court, was a member of the Career Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Young Life.
Personal: Born Tierra Joné Jones on Jan. 13, 1994, in Decatur, Ala...daughter of Thomas and Lucita Jones...has one brother, Maurice, and one sister, Kiamsha...majoring in business.
Jones' Career Statistics
Points: 4 vs Western Michigan (11/24/12)
Field Goals: 2 vs Western Michigan (11/24/12)
Free Throws: 1 on 3 Occasions; last vs Sam Houston State (3/21/13)
Rebounds: 9 vs UNC-Wilmington (12/2/12)
Assists: 1 on 5 Occasions; last at SMU (2/28/13)
Steals: 1 on 3 Occasions; last at LSU (12/9/12)
Minutes: 21 at Southern (11/16/12)
Double-Figure Scoring: 0
Double-Figure Rebounds: 0